Published On: Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

U.S. FOL fight against drug trafficking

USFOLWILLEMSTAD – In the period from October 2012 till October 2013, the American Forward Operating Location (FOL) has intercepted 321,000 kilos of cocaine, 19 tons of marijuana and four kilos heroin during flights from Curaçao. No flights were performed from Aruba.

This is stated in the annual evaluation of the FOL treaty, which has been sent by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans to Dutch Parliament and the Governments of Curaçao and Aruba.

“During the reporting period, there were no problems or incidents reported to the authorities in Willemstad and / or Oranjestad related to the interpretation and / or implementation of the FOL Treaty,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs writes.

“The existing close partnership between the Royal Navy, local authorities, the FOL leadership and USA Consulate also continued during this reporting period. This cooperation is seen by all as very constructive.”

In 151 of the 436 flights there were representatives of the Colombian government on board, because the FOL flew above the land areas or territorial waters of the South American country.


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